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PyrettaBlaze




msg:1155983
 8:09 pm on Jul 28, 2005 (gmt 0)

I'm interested in learning how to use the AdWords API.
I don't really know much about programming, but will be taking some courses to learn as much as I can.
I don't plan on learning everything overnight.
Does anyone here have any suggestions or hints on how to go about this? Which language should I learn (Java, Perl, .NET, PHP, or XML)? If someone could point me in the right direction, I'd really appreciate it.
Either reply here or sticky mail me:)
Thanks.

~XJenX~

 

inasisi




msg:1155984
 8:53 pm on Jul 28, 2005 (gmt 0)

If you are new to programming, I would suggest PHP as I found it easy to pick up and also most web hosts support it. But then, when it comes to programming languages, everyone seems to be highly opinionated including myself.

AdWordsAdvisor




msg:1155985
 4:49 am on Jul 29, 2005 (gmt 0)

PyrettaBlaze, you may also be interested in the AdWords API Forum, which is an active user-to-user support group, with nearly 700 members. (There are 698 members at the moment. I just checked.) ;)

[groups-beta.google.com...]

And in case you haven't seen it already, here is the AdWords API FAQ:

[google.com...]

AWA

patient2all




msg:1155986
 5:27 am on Jul 29, 2005 (gmt 0)

My personal opinion on ease of grasping the concepts for a programming newcomer:

vb.net
xml
php
perl
java
c#.net

JMHO,

patient2all

StupidScript




msg:1155987
 5:46 pm on Jul 29, 2005 (gmt 0)

I'm a PHP nut, however the various needs of the Google API do not make it easy to use PHP for developing your programs. (For example, you need PHP, cUrl AND OpenSSL installed and functioning before you can get crazy with PHP access to the API ... and that's just setting up your programming environment!)

IMHO, start with PERL, which seems to be the most well-supported of the language choices they include. Plus, you'll be in good shape for generic server programming, as every server is set up for PERL, these days, while the others may or may not be available to you.

patient2all




msg:1155988
 6:17 pm on Jul 29, 2005 (gmt 0)

Good Point!

AFAIK, although their might be some third party tools to provide support, the .NETs will only run on Windows Servers.

patient2all

Langers




msg:1155989
 12:01 pm on Aug 4, 2005 (gmt 0)

I would go with either asp.net (VB or C#) or php.

PyrettaBlaze




msg:1155990
 4:05 pm on Aug 5, 2005 (gmt 0)

Thanks for the input, everyone:)

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